SCOPE OF POLICY:
COLLECTION OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION:
The primary reason that Schuster collects and maintains Customer Information is to provide services to its customers. As explained below, information made available to Schuster falls into two general categories: (1) Customer Information voluntarily supplied, and (2) generic information recorded as Users navigate through the web site.
Voluntarily Provided Customer Information. Users of the web site may choose to provide Customer Information directly to Schuster by a number of means, including through the web site services registration process. Such Customer Information is stored in a secure database and may be retrieved and changed at the User's request. The web site will remember some of this Customer Information for the next time a User logs in and uses the web site.
Generic Information. When a User accesses the web site, Schuster's web servers automatically record the User's Internet service provider, IP address, domain name, browser type, and operating system. This generic information does not reveal the User's identity and is used in an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form to improve the web site.
Cookies. Schuster uses "cookies" for the sole purpose of collecting additional generic non-personally identifiable information to improve site performance. Cookies are a common browser feature that assigns each User a unique, random number that temporarily resides on the User's computer. The cookie does not store any User personal information or identify the User but rather identifies the particular computer session that the User uses to access the web site. By remembering certain User choices, cookies avoid the need for the User to repeatedly enter the same information. A User may set their browser to not accept cookies; however, doing so may limit the User's ability to take advantage of all the features of the web site.
USE OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION:
It is Schuster's general policy to treat Customer Information as confidential and use it in a limited number of ways. When a User provides Customer Information when ordering services or requesting information on the web site, Schuster uses that information for the purpose for which it was provided. Schuster may use Customer Information between various departments within Schuster to effectively provide the services the customer desires. Schuster does not sell or otherwise intentionally disclose Customer Information obtained on-line to non-Schuster entities unless the customer specifically authorizes such disclosure, it is required by law, or it is necessary to protect the safety of Schuster's customers, employees or property. If a User desires to remain completely anonymous, the User may take advantage of the publicly available content on the web site without registration. Schuster reserves the right to transfer all such Customer Information in connection with the sale of all or part of Schuster's capital stock or assets.
RETENTION OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION:
Subject to limits imposed by applicable law, Schuster retains Customer Information as long as it believes such information will be useful. Schuster reserves the right to eventually remove any such Customer Information from Schuster's records.
Schuster maintains reasonable electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect Customer Information from loss, unauthorized access and disclosure. Although Schuster believes these procedures are adequate, no method of storing or transmitting information over the Internet, including email communications, is completely secure. Accordingly, Schuster cannot guarantee or warrant the absolute performance of such safeguards. If a User does not want Schuster to know any particular Customer Information, the User should not include it in anything submitted to this web site.
In using certain services offered on this web site, a User may be assigned a user ID and password. The User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her user ID and password, and is responsible for all activities that occur under his/her user ID and password. Each User agrees to immediately notify Schuster of any unauthorized use of his/her user ID, password or Customer Information, or any other breach of security regarding the web site. Schuster will not be liable for any loss arising from a User's failure to comply with these security requirements and each User agrees to hold Schuster harmless from any and all losses that arise from any such failure to comply.
CHANGES TO POLICY: